Chinese Lattice Designs
Chinese craft design excelled in the manipulation of geometric space and reached its highest point in the design of window lattices on Chinese houses. More than 1200 designs are shown here, arranged in a clear system of classification that includes 22 areas of related design--borders, brackets, tail pieces, etc. 1,239 illustrations.
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_ II _ 19th century A.D. This window allover artistic balustrades bamboo BORDERS continued brick bronze Buddhist temple Canton carved CENTRAL FRAME Ch'ang-yiian Chekiang Chihli China Chinese Architecture Chinese lattice Chou circle cloud-bands common CONCENTERED FRAMES corners cross-bars crossed frames day northwest diagonal door endless line ENFRAMED FOCUS FRAMES continued G G G Gate suburb grille guild hall Hangchow Hankow HEXAGON horizontal Hupeh ICE-RAY illustrations imperial highway interlocked squares Kiangsu Kiating KNUCKLED Kwanhsien lattice design lattice windows light spots Manchuria Ming dynasty mortise motif Mount Omei nnnnnnn northeast of Chengtu oblong OCTAGON-SQUARE octagons OPPOSED WAVES ornaments PAIRED pattern Peking plates porcelain Provenance uncertain rectangles recurving wave Residence scroll Shanghai Shensi short bars Sintu Soochow Suifu SWASTIKAS symbol SYMMETRICAL Szechwan T'ang Tachienlu TEN-CHARACTER THUNDER-SCROLL tile toggles variation vertical wedge-lock wedged WINDWHEELS wood writer Wuchang Yachow Yiian-yeh Yunnan